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Nelsons Solicitors Limited
STERNE HOUSE
LODGE LANE
DERBY
DE1 3WD
England

Work Department

Family.

Position

Partner. Areas of practice include all areas of children law, including acting for parents, grandparents, children and others in: adoption; adoption breakdown; advocacy; care proceedings; complex children proceedings; special guardianship. Also specialises in international children issues, including: removal from jurisdiction; international child abduction; international adoption; international contact/residence disputes; wardship; inherent jurisdiction.

Career

Previously partner at Smith Partnership; partner Nelsons 2013.

Memberships

– Children Panel Accredited specialist;
– Law Society Family Law Panel (Advanced) – Accredited Specialist in both Children Law Private and Advice in and Conduct of Ancillary Relief Proceedings;
– Resolution Accredited Specialist (Domestic Violence);
– Member of Resolution (formerly Solicitors Family Law Association); 
– Member of Derby & District Law Society Family Committee.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Private client > Family

(Leading individuals)

Melanie Bridgen  – Nelsons Solicitors Limited

Midlands powerhouse Nelsons Solicitors Limited houses family law specialists in each of its three offices, led by Emma Davies (in Nottingham); Melanie Bridgen(Derby) and Glynis Wright (Leicester). The firm is particularly recommended for its capabilities in dealing with international children law cases, a specialism of Bridgen, as well as, surrogacy, unravelling trusts, complex business arrangements and divorce. ‘Outstanding‘ director Gayle Rowley has built up a specialisation in financial remedies and private children law.